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Decades after a mysterious heist, a badly damaged de Kooning painting is finally restored

Written by Jacqui Palumbo, CNN Nearly four decades after a Willem de Kooning painting was violently cut from its frame at a museum and kept in a couple’s bedroom, the newly restored work, likely worth well above $100 million, will go on view publicly for the first time. “Woman-Ochre” was famously missing from 1985 until …

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Tired of being ‘fetishized and invisible,’ Asian artists are changing the narrative

Written by Ann Binlot, CNN In much of Western art, Asian women have often appeared as one-dimensional characters — sometimes seen as meek and docile, and at other times hypersexualized and exoticized. But such portrayals fail to show individuals coming from a myriad of cultural backgrounds, their identities rooted in distinctly different countries and histories. …

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The Making of Anna Weyant, Art’s Hot New Superstar

On Thursday evening, a flurry of glamorous spectators clutching programs and flutes of champagne settled into their seats on the seventh floor of Sotheby’s, waiting for the show to begin. With five international flags affixed above the main entrance, the auction house’s New York headquarters looks rather like an embassy, but busts rather than bureaucrats …

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Russian Cannes contender defends Roman Abramovich as a ‘patron of the arts’

The dissident Russian film director Kirill Serebrennikov is calling for the lifting of sanctions on Roman Abramovich, one of the investors behind his latest film. The Russian oligarch, now trying to sell Chelsea football club because of financial restrictions imposed on on him by the British government, was a valuable patron of the arts, said …

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Amare Home of the Performance Arts / NOAHH

Amare Home of the Performance Arts / NOAHH © Ossip van Duivenbode + 26 Share Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest Whatsapp Mail Or https://www.archdaily.com/982101/amare-home-of-the-performance-arts-noahh Area Area of this architecture project Area :  50000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2021 Photographs Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers : …

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Questions raised about UK arts donations of Leonard Blavatnik

It did not take long for the tremors from Vladimir Putin’s tanks rolling into Ukraine to reach the British arts sector, long a beneficiary of Russian money. Institutions including the Tate and Royal Academy ended ties with Russian oligarchs and donors, including Petr Aven and Viktor Vekselberg. But it appears the war has also led …

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Visiting Venice this summer? Here’s the best art on show at the Venice Biennale

The recently opened Venice Biennale — an 8-month-long international festival of art and culture staged every other year (though it skipped 2021 due to the pandemic) — is an opportunity to see some of the world’s best artists all in one place. The event, with origins dating back to 1895, is formed of three parts: …

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Decoding the messages tucked away in one ‘politically significant’ city’s street art

Written by Jacopo Prisco, CNN Cita Sadeli saw the start of the pandemic from a different angle than most: standing on an articulated lift, hovering 120 feet above street level. She spent much of early March 2020 painting a mural on the exterior of Hotel Xena in downtown Washington, DC, watching from above as the …

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The woman behind the world’s most famous tarot deck was nearly lost in history

Written by Jacqui Palumbo, CNN Hold a question in your mind, shuffle, select your cards and see into your future. For centuries, people of all walks of life have turned to tarot to divine what may lay ahead and reach a higher level of self-understanding. The cards’ enigmatic symbols have become culturally ingrained in music, …

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